Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Eye

Just got back from supper and probably not gonna sleep so soon so I decided to blog! I'm actually quite sleepy and I realize most of my blog entries were posted middle of the night! haha.... I'm really a night ghost!

I'm kinda worried about my right eye recently because I started seeing one black spot floating in my eye for the past few weeks. Just one. But it certainly disturbs my vision. I'm not sure what I should do now but my friend who has UNCOUNTABLE spots in her vision since she was 6 reassured me that these spots are totally harmless to me.



"On the information given, the most likely cause is a simple floater. This is a change in the vitreous humor of the eye which casts a shadow onto the retina. If this happens to be in the line of sight, it will move with the eye and always appear directly ahead.

Floaters rarely indicate serious problems, and most people acquire a few over time, but a sudden fresh batch of floaters, especially if accompanied with any bright flashing lights in the vision, should be followed up medically for the UNLIKELY (2% max) chance of an early retinal detachment.

Other causes of a spot in the direct line of vision are rarer but indicate a problem with the macula. This can be macular degeneration which is relatively common in the elderly, central serous maculopathy which is more common in younger people but is often self-resolving, localised macular haemorrhage and reaction to certain medications and drugs most commonly anti-malarials." (From WikiAnswers)



"These black spots or "floaters" that you're experiencing are nothing more than dead blood cells that have banded together and are causing a shadow like dot to float around in your vision. When they disappear for awhile, this is because you've managed to move it into a position out of your field of vision.
There's really nothing you can do about it besides put up with it. They're caused mostly from major stress, lack of sleep, extended drug use or severe head trauma far as I know.
In most cases however, they are a sign of aging and there really is no treatment for them other than bright illumination when reading. " (From SteadyHealth.com)





After reading some of the comments of people experiencing the same thing as I do, I feel less worried now but I'm also concerned that is my right eye starting to age??? Because most people said that these "floaters" are a natural part of the eye's ageing process. Probably my age now is 20 and my right eye is going to be 50 soon! hmm..

I hope it doesn't bring any harm to me and hope it goes away as soon as possible because it seriously disturbs my vision!




Tuesday, August 17, 2010

untitled

It's almost 2 and I don't feel like sleeping yet. I have class tomorrow morning and I'm supposed to be sleeping. I just don't feel like going to bed yet. Ugghh no, I'm actually in my bed already, online and surfing stuffs. I always regret for sleeping late and making myself so tired when I have difficulty waking up the next morning, and I'd tell myself, OK I'm gonna sleep really really early tonight, I don't wanna suffer because I have to force myself to wake up when I only have 5 hours of sleep. But it never happened. I still have to hate myself and be regretful for sleeping late the next morning. Sigh.

I was kinda emotional for the past two weeks since I left my home. I think that's when people only start to realize how important someone is when you are going to lose him/her. I was very depressed when two years ago (or more) I had to leave my home. I really hated it here (penang) during the first few months here. I'm lonely here and I'm lifeless. And I'm happy whenever I get to go back to meet my friends and family during semester break.

Although we don't meet often, we don't talk to each other often... Deep inside our heart we still know we are there for each other. (sounds lesbian huh)

They put a lot of effort to find time to come out and meet me, or to go shopping with me whenever I'm back. even if it's just sitting at a cafe and chitchatting, we always have fun in our own way. And we have got too much things to talk about every time we meet each other. I am really happy to have met them all when we were in high school. Although we don't meet each other often and everyone has their own new group of friends, we are still as close as before when we finally get to meet each other again. We never get jealous of each other just because someone has new friends and we are never worried that we will be forgotten.

Sigh. I didn't know how to appreciate them, and I think I didn't really put the effort to treat them better :( Humans are always like this. Grrrrr.